[Gllug] ssl certs

Jason Clifford jason at ukfsn.org
Wed Jun 11 12:54:03 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 13:08 +0100, countd wrote:
> Thanks I will include you on my list of possibles. Out of interest,
> could you tell me why wildcard certs are so expensive? What are the
> general factors in pricing certificates?

The reason wildcard certs are so expensive is simple - because they can
be ;)

The companies that make their business operating root certificate
authorities would rather you buy a separate certificate for everything
you do so they create a pricing "incentive".

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